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Tension Tracker

By | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.

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Visualizing Viruses

By | February 1, 2014

Scientists devise a gentler technique for observing viral DNA at single-molecule resolution.

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Exit Strategy

By | January 1, 2014

Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.

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Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells

By | December 1, 2013

Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.

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Detecting Diversity

By | November 1, 2013

High-throughput sequencing without PCR could make estimates of biodiversity more precise.

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Monitoring Magnetic Bugs

By | October 1, 2013

Diamonds are a biomagnetologist’s best friend.

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Precision Epigenetics

By | September 1, 2013

Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.

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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Narrow Straits

By | July 1, 2013

Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.

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Dead or Alive?

By | June 1, 2013

Scientists create nontoxic pH nanosensors to assess viability of transplanted therapeutic cells.

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